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Old 05-14-2014, 12:40 PM   #21
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The SCORE organizations sounds really interesting. I submitted my membership application this morning. I'll update everyone once I hear back to see if they have an interest in working with me.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #22
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I don't know if CEO types make good RE (emphasis on E) candidate. Typical CEOs I know are driven, extrovert, power hungry (no offense intended), egotistic (ditto), etc. .... CEOs I know go from one CEO position to another, oft well into their 60's. RE is forced on them and rarely volunteered.
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I don't know if CEO types make good RE (emphasis on E) candidate. Typical CEOs I know are driven, extrovert, power hungry (no offense intended), egotistic (ditto), etc. .... CEOs I know go from one CEO position to another, oft well into their 60's. RE is forced on them and rarely volunteered.
Ouch. It sounds like you are predicting a lifetime or hard work for me whether I want to or not. I suppose there might be some truth to that, but even though there is some truth to stereotypes, they don't always hold true. I guess I'm still figuring that out for myself. Don't cancel my membership to this forum just yet please.
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Ouch. It sounds like you are predicting a lifetime or hard work for me whether I want to or not. I suppose there might be some truth to that, but even though there is some truth to stereotypes, they don't always hold true. I guess I'm still figuring that out for myself. Don't cancel my membership to this forum just yet please.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #25
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Well, I spoke with the folks at SCORE about becoming a volunteer, and apparently they have more volunteers than they know what to do with. The next appointment they have to meet with me is more than two months from now, and they are attempting to sort through all of the people trying to become volunteers to determine who is best suited to the organization.

He did say that Orange County is unusual that way, and in other parts of the country they are actively looking to recruit new volunteers. I guess I'm not the only one in this situation. So I guess I'll find out in a couple of months if this might be a fit.
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I can somewhat relate to this thread, as I just ER'd this year. I was CEO of a small firm and only went to the office one day a week for the five previous years. Haven't fully replaced the business challenges. Am looking for board directorships to do some of that. Took on a part-time consulting assignment, but found that it wasn't worth the intrusion on my time and having to respond to a client's schedule. What I have found to be intellectually challenging are the online classes from Coursera and EDx. Even with all my additional free time, I find it hard to keep up with the classes.
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